The progressive experience at Park is grounded in the philosophy of a community engaging and supporting the "whole student" academically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. Student Support and Counseling Services at Park aim to provide a comprehensive and developmentally attuned range of practices, services, curriculum and programs in line with this philosophy.
The school counselors work at the hub of student support services. They are present and accessible each school day in all divisions. Counselors work closely with students, faculty, parents, and administrators in many roles:
Provide assessment and short term counseling and assistance to students
Make referrals and consult regularly with community resources for multiple services
Coordinate Park's affective education curriculum
Teach Life Skills and Health classes with other faculty
Serve as core members of Park's Health Team and Park Connects
Deliver K through12 formal and informal parent education
Conduct in-service trainings on a variety of health and mental health topics
Address issues in the school which affect school climate and culture
Serve as key members of the Crisis Management Team
Participate regularly in student monitoring and support meetings
Stay current in research and practice through continuing education programs
Members of Park's Health Team include the school's three licensed counselors, the School Nurse, and the Health Educator. A cross-divisional and multidisciplinary group, they meet weekly to ensure continuity of support and consistency of program across the divisions.